In this fascinating interview Federico Faggin, designer of the first commercial microprocessor and pioneer in the movement to base mathematical theory on consciousness, urges science to embrace consciousness to explain the weirdness of quantum physics, and use it as the instrument of scientific investigation. “There need no longer be a duality between mind and matter,” he says. “With consciousness you can reach reality from the inside.” He makes a startling suggestion - that matter is the ink with which consciousness writes its own self-knowing.
These black hole opposites would spew energy, be impossible to enter, and might even answer some of the universe’s fundamental questions.
Recent experiments have put relatively large objects into quantum states, illuminating the processes by which the ordinary world emerges out of the quantum one.
A new model suggests that these subatomic particles may not be so fundamental after all.
You wouldn’t find baseballs entangled in such a way that hitting one affects another miles away.
Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough
The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.
In a new paper, physicists argue that axions could explain why the universe isn’t empty
The “fittest” quantum properties make the most copies of themselves.
In an incredible first, scientists have captured the world's first actual photo of quantum entanglement
In this inspiring talk, the mathematician Edward Frenkel speaks about the beauty and elegance of mathematics
In a curved universe, no matter which direction you travel in, you will end up at the starting point
If you were to go as far out into space as you can imagine, what would you encounter?
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